On September 11theand every Tuesday, the non-profit organization wishes to honor the “Freeport Flag Ladies” and those affected by 9/11, by joining together to wave the national flag
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About Sunday, September 11, 2022the national non-profit organization Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21st anniversary of September 11.
Members of the WAA family, including staff, volunteers, Gold Star and Blue Star families, and veterans, will join in the patriotic act of waving the flag and share the stories of those who raised the flag. hand to serve after the events of that fateful day. Flag waving will begin at 8:46 a.m. ET, when the Tuesday, September 11, 2001five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and sent it to the heart of New York City and the north facade of the North Tower of the World Trade Center (1 WTC) and end at 10:03 a.m. ET when four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the same day.
You too can participate by connecting to the Facebook LIVE event organized by WAA. Participants are encouraged to take videos and photos of their participation in the national flag waving and share them with WAA, family and friends to help remember, honor and teach the generation born after 9/11 , how difficult times can strengthen us as a nation. Please use the hashtag #FlagsAcrosstheCountry and #AmericaStrong when posting on social media and tag the official Wreaths Across America Facebook page.
WAA waves the American flag all Tuesday morning between 9am-10am ET and encourages the public to join them. Each week, messages of unity and remembrance are shared and the legacy of the “Freeport Flag Ladies” – who took to the Hill Freeport on 11/9/01 after the events of that morning to raise the flag and share a message of strength – lives as he has every week for 18 years. After their retirement September 11, 2019WAA picked up the tradition and continues the weekly flag along US Route 1 in Jonesboro, Maine.
“Every Tuesday we are joined by dozens of local community members and curious onlookers who stop by to be part of something meaningful,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “I hope people will join us this year, both on the anniversary of 9/11, as well as every Tuesday in the future. This flag has taken on new meaning for all of us and has gave a spark of hope for unity and patriotism during this difficult time in our country.”
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – to remember, honor, teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December in Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations around the 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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